Australia

Sunset singalong at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort

NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort with kids

My travelling twosome have never met a holiday park they didn’t like, though they’ve certainly been a little more smitten with some than others. The most recent addition to their love list is NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort, a park so packed with fun it had them swooning. Indeed, I’d go as far as saying […] Read more…

TreeTops Coffs Harbour with kids

TreeTops Coffs Harbour with kids

Raff takes us flying, jumping and hopping through the trees at TreeTops Coffs Harbour, one of the best adventure park experiences in NSW. I’m flying through the air like some kind of demented, wingless bird. My sister soon follows, squawking happily. No, we haven’t lost our collective minds, we’re just zip-lining through the forest canopy […] Read more…

kids with choc coated frozen bananas at The Big Banana Fun park

Family fun at the Big Banana Fun Park, Coffs Harbour

It’s one of Australia’s most iconic BIG Things, but the Big Banana Fun Park is also the biggest theme park between Sydney and the Gold Coast and packed with fund for families. There is so much to do in Coffs Harbour, it’sa challenge trying to pack everything in. I mean, in our first 24-hours in […] Read more…

Trawlers at Brooklyn, Hawkesbury River

Hawkesbury cruising on The Riverboat Postman

Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury hold a special place in my family history. Not only did my great grandparents run the local fish and chip shop in the 1950s and 1960s, but my late mother and father lived here when they were first married. On a misty Monday morning, Sugarpuff and I set off on a […] Read more…

Pioneer Women's Memorial

Meet the women who shaped Sydney on a walking tour

We all know the narrative. In 1770 Captain James Cook and a boatload of intrepid blokes arrived in Botany Bay — the then land of the Dharawal people — on the HMB Endeavour. One of these blokes was the celebrated botanist Joseph Banks, who returned to England with big ideas on expanding Britain’s imperial power. […] Read more…

The New One, just one of the gorgeous murals and faded ghost signs you can spot on buildings dating back to the mid 1800s on the Maitland Heritage Walk.

The best things to do in Maitland with kids

While its winery packed neighbours Cessnock and Pokolbin were busy luring visitors and admiring their own shiny reflection in a perfectly polished wine glass, historic Maitland, the region’s biggest but oft overlooked city, quietly got on with the job of becoming fabulous. Whether it’s foraging for food, a restful rural retreat, a creative quest or […] Read more…

Family fun package at Four Seasons Sydney Hotel

Family Fun at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

    Reviewed by Raff – Aged 13 I really miss travelling. My feet are itching like crazy and I’m desperate to get back into the world. While food, culture and the people we meet are what I have missed most of all in the year that stole travel, I also find myself really missing […] Read more…

Donarch Fine Chocolate Morpeth

The best Maitland restaurants, cafes and food

Hungry for adventure?  One of the oldest regional centres in Australia, Maitland is known for its rich history and unique heritage villages, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about its strong creative culture and thriving food scene. Nestled on the banks of the Hunter River, just 30 mins away from Wine Country and 33km north-west of Newcastle, […] Read more…

Hunter River Retreat with kids

A family escape at Maitland’s Hunter River Retreat

Finding peace and tranquility, with a side of donkey, on a rural family escape at Maitland’s Hunter River Retreat. I wake to a kerfuffle. Sugarpuff is running urgently from room to room waking everyone. I panic as her cries get louder, hauling myself from the comfort of bed and racing out to find the source of […] Read more…

Sunset from Sydney Harbour YHA

A family stay at Sydney Harbour YHA – The Rocks

Reviewed by Raff – Aged 12 The Rocks has always been one of our favourite parts of Sydney. It doesn’t matter how often we visit Sydney’s oldest suburb (and we visit a lot), we never get bored exploring all the historic nooks and crannies of The Rocks. There’s always something on, something to learn or […] Read more…

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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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